The High Priestess is primarily a card about intuition, as evidenced by the crescent moon at her feet. This card encourages you to concentrate on your perceptive talents in order to fine-tune your capacity to hear your inner voice and receive messages from the unconscious line. She’s also a card about a strong sense of self-awareness and character depth. She’s also renowned as the custodian of esoteric information, as seen by the scroll tucked in her lap.
The High Priestess Meaning
The High Priestess represents a deep and profound understanding of what is right for you and what you need and believe on a gut level. This is someone who is extremely independent, thoughtful, and has a great deal of personal power. This is someone who has little regard for society’s judgment, especially if it contradicts what they know to be true and right.
Being at ease in one’s own skin is a sign of high self-esteem and comfort in one’s own skin. Looking at the woman who cradles the Torah but it faces her gut, the pomegranates on the drape signify being full of ideas and the possibility of existing in your life.
This is knowing something in your gut even if you can’t put it into words, sitting comfortably with truth or a question, the smooth lake behind you indicates being at peace with one of the most intense feelings. The two principal pillars in a temple in Jerusalem are referred to as the pillars. Zi has a mysterious aspect of passivity and stillness.
Being light the qualities of action knowing and illumination being between the pillars places one in the position of being able to grasp the dualism of the world or questions of existence this can represent a strong woman in your life or someone with strong intuitive powers this can represent a strong woman in your life or someone with strong intuitive powers When you have this card, your intuitive talents are at their peak, but it’s more of an ender card than an outward action card.
The best course of action with The High Priestess is to trust your intuition completely. You know what’s best for you. You may need to isolate yourself from others. If you are on a deep quest seek counsel from someone especially an honorable woman do not waver be still and overall it may be prudent to trust your gut at this time and also to keep your own counsel you don’t have to share everything.
The High Priestess Reversed
The High Priestess reversed in its rhyming embraces ambiguity look deeper and delve deeper Investigate whether you’re being overly passive, and if so, why. Is it coming from a place of fear, or are you acting against your better judgment? Try talking out your worries or issues with someone else.
Be honest with yourself. It might just be a signal to stop thinking and start doing, act on your convictions if they are strong, and don’t be afraid to ask for help. It’s okay to require help.
You don’t always have to be strong and self-sufficient; you may need to let go of an old stale way of thinking, especially if it is an outmoded concept about yourself and your identity, you don’t have to have all the answers before proceeding.
You may need to look to a more formal tradition outside of yourself for guidance. Don’t be afraid to do so and don’t be afraid to reach out to others for their thoughts and insights to help, and you don’t have to have all.